Raising Healthy Families

In 1983, ICES received funding from OCAP to begin the Raising Healthy Families Program in Tuolumne County. This program has recently expanded their year-round parenting classes to two nights a week to meet the growing needs of families in Tuolumne County.

Parenting is a tough job and an enormous responsibility. Whether you are a single parent, two-parent family, grandparent, or other relative  raising a child, we’re here to help you. The Raising Healthy Families Program in Tuolumne County has dedicated staff that support parents and guardians. It is through our free services that we can help strengthen your family. We provide individualized in-home parenting support, educational parenting workshops, and year-round basic parenting classes. In addition, we can help you find local resources that can help meet your family’s needs.

In-Home Parenting Support

Our highly-trained Family Success Coaches provide flexible, personal, individualized one-on-one education, meeting families’ unique needs.  In helping parents develop effective parenting skills, the Family Success Coach identifies strengths within the family and helps them to set attainable goals along with effective ways of nurturing children. Some of the topics that may be covered are:

  • Managing stressful times
  • Learning to have developmentally appropriate expectations of your child
  • Creating a safe and secure environment in the home
  • Creating empathetic and trusting relationships within the family
  • Understanding why you parent the way you do

If you feel you are in need of parenting support or know of a parent, grandparent raising a grandchild, or foster/adoptive parent who could use some help, call us at (209) 533-0377 or fill out a contact form here to request more information.

Workshops and Classes are being offered virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. To register for parenting classes visit our Events page. Recorded workshops are available for viewing below.

Parenting Classes and Workshops

Parenting classes and workshops are a fun and educational way to meet other parents with similar concerns. We have courses which address parenting all ages of children from infants to teens. Our courses and workshops utilize evidence-based curriculum that has proved to be successful in helping parents learn:

  • how to develop empathy for your child
  • positive and effective ways to discipline
  • how to develop nurturing routines
  • appropriate expectations of your child at his or her various ages and stages

Workshops and Parenting classes are being provided virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded workshops can be accessed below.

To Sign-up for our Weekly Parenting Classes:

Our classes are held virtually by ZOOM on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30pm. We do have some registration forms that need to be filled out online (for each person taking the class)

Please email parentingclasses@icesagency.org after you have completed the intake forms and we will send you the invite to the class.

For any who are interested we have a Fathers Leadership Group starting very soon and we are taking sign-ups.  This group will meet monthly, include peer mentoring and support and community leadership opportunities.
Please call our office or email parentingclasses@icesagency.org if you are interested!

RHF Parent Leadership

Father and Daughter

Fathers play an essential role in the lives of children. With that essential relationship in mind, this year we have dedicated Parent Leadership to fathers. We have begun this year’s Parent Leadership by incorporating our father’s curriculum and building nurturing skills with dads. Stay tuned for updates on our new Parent Leadership classes.


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